Charge Against Highland Park Man Dismissed
Criminal charges against a 19 year-old Highland Park man who has charged Highland Park police with brutality (Sun, Sept. 10) were dismissed last week.
Robert Koesters was arraigned two weeks ago on charges of assaulting an officer. Charges were dropped at a pre-trial conference last week when, according to Koesters' attorney Buck Davis, Koesters refused to plead guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct.
Koesters has filed a complaint with the Highland Park Human Relations Commission charging the police with brutality, false arrest and verbal abuse. Davis said last week that a civil suit will be brought against the city of Highland Park if they refuse an offer of an out-of-court settlement.